Martin is born and raised in Mississauga ON Canada, a suburb of Toronto. Martin’s passion for Physical Therapy started early in high school, where he sustained various injuries through the sports of rugby and volleyball. The time spent with his Physical Therapist on rehabilitating these injuries gave him a great appreciation for the role PT’s play in returning athletes to sport.
Martin graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology, Toronto in 2012. Martin then went on to receive his clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo New York at the end of 2015. At D’Youville, Martin had the opportunity to gain clinical experience in outpatient orthopedic, neurological rehab and acute care settings. The mentors and instructors in these clinical affiliates help shape and evolve Martin’s view of rehabilitation and the movement culture. Martin strongly believes in the art and science of Physical Therapy to rehabilitate. His treatment philosophy is based on his understanding of the “complexity, integration and adaptable nature” of the human body as a whole. Martin believes the path to recovery is best facilitated through education and understanding the patient’s goals and daily demands to determine and identify the source of one’s movement dysfunction and pain. Then using a collaborative and eclectic approach encompassing: neuromuscular facilitation, strength and conditioning principles, modalities, and manipulative therapy (thrust/non thrust joint mobilizations, myofascial release techniques, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation), in conjunction with diverse movement patterns and prescribed corrective exercise, treatment is aimed to recalibrate and improve performance devoid of pain.